BMS Mustang Media

You Can Trust A Mustang ,Volume 1 Number 7

March is Women's History Month

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Paper Cranes

We all know that World War II was a devastating war. Japan bombed us and we sent an atomic bomb after them. When Japan was bombed, many died but some got sick. A popular story based on the life of a real girl. A young 11-year-old girl, Sadako Sasaki got leukemia when the atomic bomb fell on Hiroshima in 1945. She was told that if she made one thousand paper cranes- a symbol of peace- she would survive cancer. However, she didn’t make it. She made roughly 650 paper cranes before she died in 1955. Her story inspired children’s books and people all over the world now send paper cranes to Japan. It is a symbol of peace.

After learning about WWII and the internment of Japanese Americans in English classes, the sixth-grade teachers, Mrs. Voelz and Mrs. Pichie decided that their English classes would make one thousand origami paper cranes. Are the cranes going to Japan? No, they are being made as a symbol of peace for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where the students and teachers are beginning to heal from a shooting last month.

Since an abundance of mail has arrived at that school, they have requested a photo of the cranes be sent to them, instead of the actual cranes.

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